"I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Soren Kierkegaard on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Soren Kierkegaard on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Soren Kierkegaard on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Soren Kierkegaard on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Soren Kierkegaard on Mahatma Gandhi
"Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate."
"Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid."
"Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays."
"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."
"It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important."